Former part-time Muscogee Co. School District employee arrested

Published: Jun. 5, 2023 at 2:18 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2023 at 2:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A now former part-time Muscogee County School District employee was arrested for an incident involving a student off-campus.

According to the school district, they received notification from the Columbus Police Department regarding the recent arrest of a now former part-time employee - not a teacher - for an alleged incident involving a student that occurred off-campus Wednesday, May 31.

The man has been identified as 65-year-old Hugh Perryman, according to the Columbus Police Department. He is facing an aggravated child molestation charge and a sodomy charge. Perryman was a speech therapist in the district.

Perryman previously cleared all background checks and had no previous disciplinary record with the school district.

The district will continue to cooperate fully with the Columbus Police Department’s investigation and has terminated Perryman effective immediately upon notification of the arrest.